Linda Davies-Gage

Linda teaches a combination of art appreciation/art history; color theory and color missing; use and psychology of design elements in composition; understanding/using perspective; drawing and painting tools/techniques; art marketing and simplified sign lettering. She relates well to students of all ages, modifying classes to accommodate every skill level. She’s been employed as a graphic artist and as a fashion illustrator. She has illustrated text books and magazines for children, as well creating and selling free-lance art for cookbooks and livestock magazines. A series of her humorous, instructional drawings are in use to help communicate modern farming techniques to non-English speaking people in Pacific Rim countries.

Linda feels all of these experiences have helped her develop her “thinking outside the box”. She has personally sold her fine art original paintings and limited-edition prints at juried art shows for twenty-plus years, with gallery representation in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, California and Canada. Over the years, she’s happily taught art to children in kindergarten, Scouts and 4-H, as well as individuals high school age to adult. She believes “positive art experience” enhances students’ self confidence and social behavior, enabling them to better communicate.

Residency Objectives:
Students will improve observation and concentration, along with their skills in composition, drawing, painting and art history. Students will become aware of a variety of art media. Students will learn and use art vocabulary to confidently express knowledgeable opinions about art and will complete success-oriented projects that build self-esteem. Students learn about aesthetics and art criticism. Residency curriculum designed to support Arts Standards.

Staff and Community Offerings:
Teacher in-service consists of a review of her contact sessions, with lesson plans teachers may use in future classes, including suggestions for follow-up sessions. Linda also offers teacher and community workshops in drawing, painting, and what she calls, “the personalities of color”.

Facilities and Supplies:
Studio space, class room or wheeled cart.

Material Costs:
Linda tries to use supplies that schools normally have on hand. Painting supplies vary depending on projects.

Connection to other Subjects:
Linda can modify lessons to tie into specific curriculums if teachers request.

  • CLIENT K-12 / Adult
  • WE DID Design / Drawing / Painting
  • PARTNERS Jordan Valley
  • TAGS